The online course is modelled on our one year postgraduate level course, and is based on the notion of 600-700 hours of your effort to complete the course, including all online/studio contact teaching time and private study. This is a very inexact science but is based on years of experience. The time required to complete tasks will vary according to your personal organisation, ability and application. Feedback mechanisms are used regularly to monitor all aspects of the course including levels of effort required to successfully complete each section. Assessment, is by course work together with continual assessment of design projects and associated technical studies. The course is student led, with ongoing evaluation over one to two years. Assignments make up 60% of the possible marks, research work accounting for 40% . Design work, carried out through studio projects and taught by online tutorial, form the heart of the course.